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War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan - Fox News
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:46:09 GMT

Fox News

War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan
Fox News
In addition to the recent flurry of reports, SIGAR has criticized the spending of $34 million to build Camp Leatherneck in the Washir District of Afghanistan, a 64,000-square-foot facility that was never used and sits empty to this day. Another $34 ...
Questions raised about Afghanistan's Mobile Strike Force Vehicle fleetWashington Post
Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as NarcoticsTIME
Where Are The Guns The U.S. Gave To Afghanistan?BuzzFeed
Military.com -Sacramento Bee -New York Times
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Karzai Cousin Killed by Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan - New York Times
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:38:57 GMT

New York Times

Karzai Cousin Killed by Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his ...
US Aims for Afghanistan Elections Are a Whole Lot Different Than They Used to BeVICE News
Kandahar suicide attack kills cousin of Afghanistan president Hamid KarzaiThe Guardian
Afghanistan bomber kills president's cousin Hashmat KarzaiBBC News
Breitbart News -Christian Science Monitor
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US paratroopers in Afghanistan hope to deal a few final blows against the Taliban - Washington Post
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:07:40 GMT

Stars and Stripes

US paratroopers in Afghanistan hope to deal a few final blows against the Taliban
Washington Post
SHINKAI, Afghanistan It was a homecoming of sorts for Lt. Col. Paul Larson, returning to this remote corner of southern Afghanistan at the twilight of America's longest war. He was back to take stock of a slice of the battlefield that seemed ...
US paratroopers in Afghanistan hope to give Taliban a few final blowsStars and Stripes
The fall of Afghanistan? Fears that security forces will start to lose ground ...The Independent

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This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous provinces - Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:14:32 GMT

This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous provinces
Washington Post (blog)
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan A baby naked, with red-hennaed feet and round eyes lined with kohl screamed in anguish as emergency doctors in this area's hospital for war victims stitched up a finger-size gash on the side of her tiny head. In a ward ...



The US Might Have Lost a Heap of Weapons in Afghanistan - VICE News
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:06:41 GMT

The US Might Have Lost a Heap of Weapons in Afghanistan
VICE News
The inventories for more than 465,000 small weapons including rifles, pistols, machine guns, grenade launchers, and shotguns that the US has shipped to Afghanistan in the past decade are a complete mess, and neither US officials nor the Afghan ...



Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan - New York Times
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:48:33 GMT

New York Times

Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan
New York Times
MAHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United ...



US-Supplied Weapons Vulnerable After Afghanistan Withdrawal - U.S. News & World Report
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:55:20 GMT

US-Supplied Weapons Vulnerable After Afghanistan Withdrawal
U.S. News & World Report
When Afghanistan fought the Soviet Union during the 1980s, the CIA sent shoulder-launched, surface-to-air Stinger missiles to the mujahedeen fighters battling the Red Army. When the Soviets left, many of the missiles went missing, and CIA operatives ...



American Arms in Afghanistan Go Missing - Newsweek
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:02:24 GMT

Newsweek

American Arms in Afghanistan Go Missing
Newsweek
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has failed to effectively track many of the more than 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan's army and police, creating the risk that machine guns and other small arms could fall into insurgent ...



US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2197 - News & Observer
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:04:29 GMT

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2197
News & Observer
As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense ...

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wrong kind of surplus The US has lost tens of thousands of AK-47s in Afghanistan - Quartz
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:30:01 GMT

Quartz

wrong kind of surplus The US has lost tens of thousands of AK-47s in Afghanistan
Quartz
Ultimately, this is a tale typical of the US experience in Afghanistan: High expectations led to over-commitment, and as costs piled up and circumstances changed, US forces were unable to manage changing facts on the ground, leading to unintended ...




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